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The 240+ Best Black Friday 2022 Deals Still Available Sunday

By Wirecutter Staff
Updated November 28, 2022
The 240+ Best Black Friday 2022 Deals Still Available Sunday

Editor's note: Black Friday is over. Cyber Monday is here. We're no longer updating this article. For the latest, check out our coverage of the best Cyber Monday deals.

Black Friday might seem like eons ago, but there are still some (great!) deals alive and kicking. Our deals experts have already sorted through thousands of on-sale items—and these are discounts that offer the biggest value on products and gear that meets (or surpass) our rigorous standards. We’re updating this list throughout the weekend, so keep checking back for the real deals. You can also check out the Wirecutter deals page, which always had the latest list of vetted discounts on Wirecutter picks.

What we like: Tablet plus keyboard offers functionality of a laptop. Access to every application available on Windows. Sturdy keyboard with a decent trackpad and full row of function keys. Keyboard is well matched to the size of screen and is comfortable to use. Smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. Long 10 hour battery life. Solid kickstand.

Other things to know: Intel i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Does not come with the surface pen. Two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 connections. Not all applications are very tap-friendly. Costco membership required.

Our pick for best workout headphones overall, the JBL Reflect Aero TWS, shown next to their charging case.
Photo: Michael Hession

JBL Reflect Aero TWS Headphones — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $75; street price: $125

What we like: The best wireless earbuds for working out. IP68-rated water and dust protection. Stabilizing wings keep earbuds locked in place. 8-hour battery life with 16-hour case life. Dual-device Bluetooth capability. Good bass forward sound. Can function with just one earbud. Excellent noise cancellation.

Other things to know: In-app EQ tweaking improves audio. Some may find stabilizing wings uncomfortable during prolonged usage. Touch-based controls aren't perfect. Case lacks wireless charging. Other picks may be better for phone/video calls.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

The Meross MSL120 Smart Wi-Fi Bulb, our also great pick for the best smart LED light bulb.
Photo: Michael Hession

What we like: Works with Apple HomeKit without needing a hub. Can trigger it to turn on or off with any other smart-home device. Less expensive than most HomeKit-compatible bulbs.

Other things to know: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and SmartThings. Narrower brightness range than our top two picks.

Read our review of the best smart led light bulbs.

A standard Switch console behind a Switch OLED model.
Photo: Arthur Gies

Xbox Series X, Xbox controllers, and Nintendo Switch games

While we are starting to see deals trickle in on Nintendo Switch and related accessories, as well as the Xbox Series S, deals on the PS5 remain elusive, but we’ll keep hunting for deals that meet our standards from reliable retailers.

What we like: Small, light, and can play current generation of games. Compatible with a library of backwards compatible games. Supports 4K media streaming. More affordable than the Series X. Comes with $50 Target Gift Card.

Other things to know: 512 GB built in storage—can add external hard drive for more space. Lacks a disc drive. Weaker graphics card means most games will be a native 1080p or 1440p. Target RedCard holders save an additional 5% on all purchases.

Read our review of the best game consoles.

What we like: Smooth and responsive buttons. Comfortable and familiar design. Offers built-in Windows compatibility. Works with nearly any game that supports a controller. Can choose between connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, or wired via the USB-C port.

Other things to know: Requires AA batteries or an add-on rechargeable battery pack for wireless play. Nearly identical to the older Xbox One controller. Available for $40 in black or white. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best PC gaming controller.

Photo: Michael Murtaugh

VR gaming headsets, Razer gaming mice, and Sony controllers

Meta Quest 2 VR Headset (128 GB) RE4 Bundle — Top Pick
Best Buy deal price: $350; street price: $450

What we like: Cord free design allows for standalone play. Solid visuals and tracking. Doesn't require a high-spec computer. Easy to set-up and play. Can connect to a PC for use with Steam.

Other things to know: Includes codes for Resident Evil 4 and Beat Saber VR games. 128 GB storage. Best deal we've seen since the Quest 2's price hike. Third party head straps and controller grips can improve comfort for long-term wear.

Read our review of the best VR headset.

What we like: Best gaming headset we tested this year. Rich, immersive sound. Lightweight enough to wear all day. Fits a wide array of head sizes.

Other things to know: Connects wirelessly. Comes with 3.5mm cable to use wired with any console. Charges via micro-USB cable. Two-year warranty.

Read our review of the best gaming headsets.

What we like: Speedy, responsive, and comfortable. Customizable scroll wheel with adjustable resistance. Decent battery life.

Other things to know: Former upgrade pick. Virtually identical to the cheaper wired Basilisk V3 in size, shape, and placement of buttons. Braided charging cable included. Small cavity on underside allows for storage of wireless dongle.

Read our review of the best gaming mouse.

Logitech G203 Lightsync Gaming Mouse — Budget Pick
Amazon deal price: $20; street price: $30

What we like: Cheapest good gaming mouse we've tested. Customizable and its sensor is accurate. Doesn’t feel as cheap as the low price suggests.

Other things to know: Smaller than our top picks. Has fewer buttons and inferior build quality.

Read our review of the best gaming mouse.

Our pick for best robot vacuum with a super smart mapping system, the Roborock Q5, in front of a red background.
Photo: Michael Hession

Dyson stick vacuums and iRobot Roombas

Vacuums are practically the MVPs of this massive deal event. We always see very competitive pricing on robot vacuums, and since the dip in discounts on stick vacuums due to pandemic-related supply chain issues, we’re even starting to see some of those deals bounce back on Dysons and others. We’re also rounding up a complete list of the best vacuum deals we find.

Dyson V12 Detect Slim Stick Vacuum — Upcoming Pick
Best Buy deal price: $500; street price: $650

What we like: An upcoming pick with good suction power, up to 60 minutes runtime, and Dyson's de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head. The laser on the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head shows hard-to-see dust on hard floors, and auto mode optimizes power and run time based on the debris picked up.

Other things to know: Currently in testing, but very promising and likely to be a pick in our stick vacuum guide.

Read about our first impressions of the V12 and our review of the best cordless stick vacuum.

iRobot Roomba i3+ EVO Robot Vacuum — Our Pick
Amazon deal price: $350; street price: $450

What we like: Better than competitors at getting pet hair out of rugs. Nimble navigation system. Durable, sturdy, and repairable. Packaged with a charging dock that automatically sucks all the debris out of the robot after a cleaning session.

Other things to know: Doesn’t work quite as fast as some competing models. Privacy concerns have been raised by some after Amazon's acquisition of iRobot.

Read about why this is a great bot for lazy people, as well as our review of the best robot vacuums.

iRobot Roomba i3 Evo Robot Vacuum — Top Pick
Target deal price: $230; street price: $300

What we like: Strong suction, tangle-resistant brushes, and smart assistant and navigation capabilities. Ideal for larger spaces with rugs and shedding pets.

Other things to know: It doesn’t work quite as fast as other similar models. Alexa and Google Assistant compatible. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Roborock Q5+ Robot Vacuum — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $480; street price: $700

What we like: Also great robot vac pick; good Roomba alternative. The "plus" is a charging station that can empty debris into a disposable bag. Good on low and medium-pile carpet and hardwood. User-friendly app and voice control. Excellent mapping system. Large bin, long battery life.

Other things to know: Weaker on carpet than Roomba competitors. Not as durable or repairable as Roombas either. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri compatible. Clip the on-page coupon for the deal price.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Roborock Q5 Robot Vacuum — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $300; street price: $430

What we like: Our also-great robot vac excels on low and medium-pile carpet and hardwood. User-friendly app and voice control. Faster clean than competitors. Excellent mapping system.

Other things to know: Our top pick is better for thick rugs. Not as durable or repairable as Roombas. Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Siri compatible. Clip the on-page coupon for the deal price.

Read our review of the best robot vacuums.

Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro Mop-Vacuum Combo — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $200; street price: $300

What we like: Gets floors near-spotless more quickly than any other floor-care tool. Sucks up solid debris, slurps up spills, and wipes away stains. Has pet-centric brushes and detergent, plus a strainer for easy cleanup.

Other things to know: Essentially the same machine as the standard CrossWave. Down to the lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best mop-vacuum combo.

iRobot Braava Jet m6 Robot Mop — Upgrade Pick
Amazon deal price: $300; street price: $400

What we like: Has bigger battery and water tank than our top pick. Sophisticated navigation system learns house layout. Cleans up to 1,000 square feet at a time. iRobot has an established track record for durability and long-term support.

Other things to know: Struggles with rug edges and thresholds. Need to change the pads and fill the reservoir after every cleaning session. Potential navigation complaints.

Read our review of the best robot mops.

Our pick for best apple watch with the biggest display and number of features, the Apple Watch Ultra.
Photo: Connie Park

Apple Watches, MacBooks and iPads

Our expert deal hunters spend all year long tracking sales on Apple products to make sure discounts are the real deal. We also have a full list of sales on Apple products that currently meet our standards.

Apple Watch Ultra (GPS + Cellular) — Upgrade Pick
Amazon deal price: $740; street price: $800

What we like: Titanium case should prevent cracks. Lengthy battery life. Biggest display of any Apple Watch. Action button launches apps fast.

Other things to know: Flat-edged screen. Siren feature for search and rescue. Size may be overkill. Hefty price tag.

Apple Watch Series 8 (41 mm, GPS) — Top Pick
Target deal price: $350; street price: $400

What we like: Same great features as Series 7. New features include crash detection, faster processor, watchOS 9, and temperature sensor.

Other things to know: Still in testing, but likely to be our new top pick. Best if upgrading from older watch (Series 4 and earlier) or first time Apple Watch user. Multiple colors available, 41 mm screen. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

What we like: Great option for those seeking a tablet with more screen space for creative work, like digital illustration or audio editing. Larger screen is useful for multitasking and produces deeper blacks and brighter highlights than the smaller size.

Other things to know: Last generation, but nearly identical to the M2 model (besides the slightly faster processor and Hover pencil feature).

Read our review of the best pro tablets.

What we like: Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight, solid construction, comfortable keyboard, and industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Specs include Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3" Retina display, one 3.5mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

What we like: The best leather phone case for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Sleek. High-quality materials. Clicky buttons. All-around protection. MagSafe compatibility.

Other things to know: Not a forever case. Plastic inner liner may show wear within a year. Available in Ink, Orange, or Midnight.

What we like: Our upgrade pick MacBook. Updated design with a brighter screen and better webcam. Brings back the MagSafe port. A good all-around option for Mac users.

Other things to know: Matches the lowest price drop we've seen for this model. Isn’t ideal for people who edit photos or videos, or who otherwise process large media files. Available for $1050 in Space Gray.

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

Anker 622 Magnetic Battery (MagGo) — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $45; street price: $59

What we like: The best wireless power bank for MagSafe-equipped iPhones. Snaps onto the back of your phone using embedded magnets. Provides nearly a full charge at a fast-enough speed. Works as a stand when you need one. Fits on every iPhone that supports MagSafe and doesn't block the phone's camera.

Other things to know: Only compatible with iPhone 12 and newer.

Read our review of the best wireless charging power banks.

Anker Soundcore Space A40 Earbuds — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $80; street price: $100

What we like: Top pick for the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds. Small and lightweight. Case comes with wireless charging. Decent active noise cancellation. 10-hour battery life. Dual device connectivity.

Other things to know: Surprisingly good for the price. Don’t support a voice-activated assistant like Alexa or Siri.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Beats Fit Pro Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $160; street price: $190

What we like: The best true wireless earbuds. Fit securely. Sound great. Easy pairing and connection to swapping iCloud-connected Apple devices. A variety of convenient features.

Other things to know: People sensitive to pressure in the ear may not like the fit. Inability to pair them with two devices simultaneously.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds — Former Pick
Amazon deal price: $150; street price: $185

What we like: A former runner-up pick. Pairs quickly and easily with Apple devices, offers Siri voice activation, and ability to wear either earpiece individually for situational awareness. Sound great and long battery life.

Other things to know: No hear-through mode and offers water resistance but no official IP rating.

Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.

Jabra Elite 4 Active Earbuds — Another Good Option
Amazon deal price: $80; street price: $110

What we like: Great fit. High water and dust resistance. Intuitive controls.

Other things to know: Fussy device connectivity. Microphone sounds muffled on calls. Middling active noise cancellation. Available in black, navy, and mint.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

JBL Reflect Aero TWS Headphones — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $75; street price: $125

What we like: IP68-rated water and dust protection. Stabilizing wings keep earbuds locked in place. 8 hour battery life with 16 hour case life. Dual-device Bluetooth capability. Good, bass-forward sound. Can function with just one earbud. Excellent noise cancellation.

Other things to know: Some in-app EQ tweaking much improves audio. Some may find stabilizing wings uncomfortable during prolonged usage. Touch-based controls aren't perfect. Case lacks wireless charging. Other picks may be better for phone/video calls.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

A TV on a tv stand displaying an image of a red macaw in a jungle.
Photo: Lee Neikerk

Samsung and LG OLED TVs, Roku streaming devices and universal remote controls

While TV doorbuster deals are synonymous with Black Friday, finding a good deal on a quality TV isn’t as common. Still, we’ve found some solid discounts on Wirecutter-vetted TVs, and you don’t even have to camp out at the store to find them. We’re also rounding up a complete list of the best TV deals we find.

Hisense U8H 4K TV (55-inch) — Upcoming Pick
Best Buy deal price: $600; street price: $700

What we like: Matches the excellent brightness and color performance of much pricier LCD TVs. 120 Hz refresh rate. Beautiful looking HDR visuals. 2 HDMI 2.1 inputs.

Other things to know: Upcoming top pick. Google TV smart platform. Narrow horizontal viewing angle.

Read our review of the best 4k TV on a budget.

What we like: Better contrast ratios, brighter HDR highlights, and wider viewing angle than our top pick. Center-mounted stand.

Other things to know: Upcoming upgrade pick.

Read our review of the best LCD/LED TV.

TCL 32S334 32-Inch Android TV — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $140; street price: $160

What we like: Our top pick for the best 32-inch TV. Offers better picture quality than the competition and has helpful built-in features like voice search and Bluetooth audio output.

Other things to know: 720p resolution is not ideal for up-close uses and really dark scenes can look too blue at times.

Read our review of the best 32-inch TV.

Samsung S95B OLED TV (65-Inch) — Top Pick
Costco deal price: $1,800; street price: $2,200

What we like: Our new top pick for the best OLED TV. Combines OLED technology with quantum dot color to produce the brightest, most color-rich, and most room-flexible OLED TV we’ve ever tested.

Other things to know: Does not support Dolby Vision HDR. Only available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. New low price for the 65-inch size.

Read our review of the best OLED TV.

What we like: Our new top pick for best budget 4K TV. Full-array LED backlighting with local dimming, quantum dots (better color performance), HDR10+, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos.

Other things to know: Only available with Roku TV. TCL's Game Studio Plus has good features for gamers but 60 Hz refresh rate is not best for gaming. Four HDMI 2.1 ports.

Read our review of the best 4K TV on a budget.

Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021) — Runner-Up
Roku deal price: $25; street price: $40

Amazon deal price: $25; street price: $40

What we like: Supports almost every major service and has a clean, simple interface. Affordable 4K.

Other things to know: Runner-up pick. Search and discovery features are more limited than our top pick, the more expensive Google Chromecast TV.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

LG C2 OLED TV (42-Inch) — Runner-Up
Best Buy deal price: $900; street price: $1250

What we like: Top-tier OLED picture quality at a reasonable price. Great visuals from lower-resolution SDR and HDR content. Native Dolby Atmos support. Full suite of HDMI 2.1 inputs.

Other things to know: Only a marginal improvement upon last year’s C1. Doesn’t match the high brightness and color volume of Samsung’s S95B.

Read our review of the best OLED TVs.

SofaBaton U1 Universal Remote Control — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $38; street price: $50

What we like: Our pick for the best universal remote control. Intuitive layout. Controls up to 15 AV devices via infrared and/or Bluetooth. More flexible than other lower-priced remotes.

Other things to know: Relies on a mobile app for setup. Lacks backlighting and activity buttons. Matches usual deal price with clipped on-page coupon.

Read our review of the best universal remote control.

The Huanuo HNLD15 lap desk, our choice for the best lap desk for travel, shown in black holding an open laptop computer.
Photo: Michael Hession

MacBooks, HP desktop PCs, Samsung Ultrabooks, and more

Black Friday through Cyber Monday can be a great time to purchase a new laptop. We keep a close eye on specs on Chromebooks and laptops to ensure you know exactly what you’re getting. We’re also rounding up a complete list of the best laptop deals we find.

What we like: Sleek and light at 2.56 pounds. 11.5-hour battery life in our testing. Beautiful 13.3-inch AMOLED display can flip into tablet mode. Solid trackpad. Good (albeit shallow) keyboard.

Other things to know: Lower specced version of our runner-up pick. Intel i7-1255U processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB SSD. We'd prefer more memory, but it's a solid option if on a budget.

Read our review of the best windows ultrabook.

What we like: Contoured for lefties. Most comfortable left-handed mouse we’ve tested. Two customizable buttons on right side.

Other things to know: Silent clicks. Less satisfying scroll wheel than main picks. Bit long for average hand sizes. Best Buy deal requires in-store pickup to avoid shipping charge.

Read our review of the best wireless mouse.

Huanuo HNDLD15 Lap Desk — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $20; street price: $25

What we like: The best lap desk for travel. Small and compact. Wide enough to comfortably fit a 13-inch laptop or the average sketchbook. Has a fold-out lap rest and adjustable angled lid. A roomy hidden compartment stores supplies.

Other things to know: Almost made entirely of plastic, but still sturdy and robust. 1-year warranty. Clip the on-page coupon to get the deal price.

Read our review of the best lap desk.

What we like: Our upgrade pick MacBook. Updated design with a brighter screen and better webcam. Brings back the MagSafe port. A good all-around option for Mac users.

Other things to know: Matches the lowest price drop we've seen for this model. Isn’t ideal for people who edit photos or videos, or who otherwise process large media files. Available for $1050 in Space Gray.

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

What we like: Enough speed, memory, and storage for most day-to-day computer tasks. Battery life a little over 14 hours. Lightweight, solid construction, comfortable keyboard, and industry-leading support.

Other things to know: Specs include Apple M1 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB SSD, 13.3" Retina display, one 3.5mm jack, and two Thunderbolt 4 ports.

Read our review of the best MacBooks.

What we like: Lightweight. Solid performance. 10.5-hour battery life. No deal-breaking flaws.

Other things to know: Cheaper alternative to budget pick. Keyboard is a little cramped. Lacks USB-C charger. Comes with bloatware, which our experts recommend removing.

Read our review of the best Windows ultrabook.

What we like: Fast enough for most people’s computing needs, comparatively inexpensive, and takes up less space than full-size desktop PCs. Can easily handle web browsing, daily computing tasks, media streaming, Zoom calls, and light gaming. This variation on our pick for a cheap desktop computer has a faster processor, double the memory, and more solid-state storage.

Other things to know: Comes with a 1-year warranty. Intel Core i5 processor, 16 GB memory, 1 TB HDD storage, and 256 GB SSD storage. New low.

Read our review of the best desktop computers.

1Password Password Manager (1-year plan) — Top Pick
1Password deal price (Individual Subscription): $18 for new subscribers; street price: $30
1Password deal price (Family Subscription): $30 for new subscribers; street price: $45

What we like: Offers attractive and straightforward apps. Plain-language security recommendations for newbies and advanced features and security for the technically inclined. Works on Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iPhones, iPads, Android devices, and the major web browsers.

Other things to know: On sale for new subscribers. Up to five active members for family subscription. Deals match previous lows.

Read our review of the best password managers.

What we like: Sleek and light. Decent battery life, clocking in at 11 hours and 31 min during testing. 13.3 inch AMOLED display is beautiful and capable of flipping into tablet mode. Solid trackpad and a good (albeit shallow) keyboard.

Other things to know: Equipped with a powerful 12th gen Intel i7-1255U processor, 16 GB of RAM, a 512 GB SSD, several ports, and a microSD card reader. Sign up for a free my Best Buy membership to get the sale pricing.

Read our review of the best Windows ultrabook.

What we like: Best keyboard case if you want a trackpad. Offers an impressive keyboard, plus a removable case. Slimmer than our top pick. Draws power from the iPad's Smart Connector.

Other things to know: Can stay positioned in a wide range of angles but isn't well suited for using on your lap. New low price.

Read our review of the best iPad Pro keyboard cases.

What we like: Our also-great pick for a sub-$500 15-inch Windows laptop. Decent 1080p screen. Speedy. Reliable back-lit keyboard and trackpad.   Things to know: Only one USB-C port, which can’t be used for charging. Battery life is just under 7 hours. Bulky and heavy. Recommended specs are Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8 GB RAM, and 128 GB SSD. Matches lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best laptop under $500.

What we like: Also great pick for best Windows laptop under $500. Good option for a laptop on a budget. Solid performance. Great screen. Responsive trackpad. Long battery life.

Other things to know: 15.6-inch screen and a weight just shy of 4 pounds might sacrifice some portability. Keyboard is only okay. Includes the Ryzen 5 5500U processor, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD.

Read our review of the best laptop under $500.

The Surface Pro 9 connected to a compatible keyboard, displaying the home screen.
Photo: Dave Gershgorn

Microsoft Surface Pro tablets

What we like: Offers core functionality of a laptop in a tablet form. Access to every application available on Windows. Sturdy keyboard with a decent trackpad and full row of function keys. Keyboard is well matched to the size of screen and is comfortable to use. Smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. Long 10 hour battery life. Solid kickstand.

Other things to know: Intel i5 processor, 16 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Does not come with the surface pen. i5 processor should be sufficient for most people. Two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 connections. Some might prefer buying a comparably priced ultrabook. Not all applications are very tap-friendly. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best pro tablets.

Photo: Michael Hession

Sony over-ear headphones, noise-canceling headphones, and HyperX gaming headsets

Sony WH-1000XM5 Headphones — Another Good Option
Amazon deal price: $348; street price: $398

What we like: Effective noise-cancelling that's particularly good for working from home or in an open office. 30-hour battery-life with quick-charge capabilities. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa wake-word functionality. App-based customizable EQ and listening modes. Better for larger heads than the previous model.

Other things to know: Mild improvement over the previous generation. EQ needs tweaking to make sound good. Lacks ability to adjust ANC level.

Read our review of the best noise-cancelling headphones.

JBL Reflect Mini NC Headphones — Another Good Option
Amazon deal price: $75; street price: $120

What we like: Offers a lot of excellent features in common with our top pick. Comes with solid (IP57) sweat resistance, decent noise isolation, a hear-through awareness mode, and EQ adjustability.

Other things to know: Sound quality is bass-forward in a fun way. The touch-based controls are limited and were occasionally temperamental in our tests. Currently about $25 cheaper than our top pick.

Read our review of the best workout headphones.

What we like:Our top pick gaming headset. Consistently rated the most comfortable headsets in our testing, including for people with glasses. Has large earcups and adjusts to fit a variety of head sizes. Good spacious soundscape.  Detachable 3.5 mm cable and microphone. Solid construction that holds up over frequent use. Compatible with nearly any console or device.

Other things to know: Doesn't offer surround sound. Highs are a bit lacking. Mediocre microphone.

Read our review of the best gaming headsets.

The Sonos Arc soundbar.
Photo: Sonos

Sonos and Roku soundbars, Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers, and Amazon Echo smart speakers

What we like: Terrific choice if you want a speaker for the shower or bathroom. Installs easily with an adjustable wrench. Built-in water turbine keeps internal battery charged. Seriously! Sounds better than we expected. Big, top-mounted controls are easy to use and see.

Other things to know: Adds 3¾ inches to the length of the shower arm, might make the shower head too low for taller people. Turbine may reduce water flow, but we didn't notice a difference when using the speaker with a 1.5-gallon-per-minute shower head.

Read our review of the best home Bluetooth speaker.

Sonos Arc Soundbar — Former Pick
Best Buy deal price: $719; street price: $800

What we like: Great sound with Dolby Atmos support. AirPlay 2 and an HDMI ARC port. Built-in voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Other things to know: Downsides are that it lacks a remote control and an HDMI input to directly connect a source. Former runner-up pick but still great if you want a high-performance soundbar without a subwoofer or surround speakers

Read our review of the best soundbar.

What we like: Runner-up portable Bluetooth speaker. Offers good sound quality, solid durability, and USB-C charging. Runs for about 10.5 hours on a charge. IP67-rated, so it can withstand dust and immersion in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

Other things to know: Our testers liked the sound and design of our top pick more. Price reflected at checkout.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

What we like: The kids version of one of our Echo speaker picks, plus our favorite smart tabletop night-light. Echo Glow emits 16 different colors. Can also cue a countdown to bedtime. Echo Glow needs to be controlled by an Amazon Echo device, like the Echo Dot Kids.

Other things to know: Newest version of the Echo Dot Kids, choose between a dragon or an owl pattern. Includes parental controls, longer warranty (two years), and a year of Amazon Kids+ content.

Google Nest Audio Smart Speaker — Another Good Option
Staples deal price: $50; street price: $90

What we like: A capable smart home assistant for Google users. Audio experience is on par with the Echo. Can pair two as stereo speakers or arrange for a multi-room sound system.

Other things to know: Sound is good but nothing special. We first reviewed the discontinued Home in 2020, older model at this point.

Read our review of Google Home.

Vizio Elevate Soundbar System — Runner-Up
Amazon deal price: $700; street price: $850

What we like: Best soundbar if you want a complete system. Dynamic and immersive audio experience. Two HDMI inputs, Bluetooth and Chromecast music streaming.

Other things to know: Voices don’t sound as clear as they do through our top pick. Attach an Amazon Echo Dot to add smart-speaker functionality.

Read our review of the best soundbar.

Sonos One Bluetooth Speaker — Our Pick
Sonos deal price: $175; street price: $219

What we like: Sounds great and is an affordable entry point to the Sonos multi-room wireless speaker system. Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled.

Other things to know: Sonos is our top pick for the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Sonos ecosystem is a closed system.

Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Roku Streambar Soundbar — Another Good Option
Best Buy deal price: $80; street price: $110

What we like: An inexpensive 2.0 soundbar that includes an integrated 4K HDR media streamer. Offers Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 support. A good soundbar for small spaces and setups.

Other things to know: Although not a sonic powerhouse, it's a significant improvement over TV speakers.

Read our review of the best soundbar.

Sonos One Bluetooth Speaker — Our Pick
Sonos deal price: $175; street price: $219

What we like: Sounds great and is an affordable entry point to the Sonos multi-room wireless speaker system. Alexa and Google Assistant-enabled.

Other things to know: Sonos is our top pick for the best multiroom wireless speaker system. Sonos ecosystem is a closed system.

Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

What we like: A wireless Sub you can pair with any existing Sonos speaker to add deep bass. Nice addition to the Sonos One or Five.

Other things to know: Available in black or white. Four months of free Apple Music included. Must have a free My Best Buy membership to get sale pricing.

Read our review of the best multiroom wireless speaker system.

Amazon Echo Smart Speaker (4th Gen) — Top Pick
Target deal price: $50; street price: $80

What we like: Answers queries and plays music from a variety of services. Controls most smart-home devices. Orb design allows for a better speaker with more improved soundstage than previous Echo generations. Multi-microphone array can usually hear commands from across the room or above music played at a moderate level.

Other things to know: Sound, while good for casual listening, isn't audiophile-level. Older model at this point with the release of the 5th gen in September. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best Alexa smart speakers.

Sony SRS-XG300 Bluetooth Speaker — Upcoming Pick
Walmart deal price: $200; street price: $325

What we like: Loud enough for small gatherings. Clear and crisp vocals. Easily transportable. Handy retractable carrying handle.

Other things to know: Costs more than twice our top pick. 14.5 hour battery life. IP67 water and dust resistance. Will be our new upgrade pick in the next update.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker — Top Pick
Ultimate Ears deal price: $70; street price: $100

What we like: Longer Bluetooth range (130 feet) than the Wonderboom 2. 14-hour battery life. Waterproof and dustproof. Can pair speakers together for stereo sound.

Other things to know: Still uses Micro USB charging. Minor upgrades from the Wonderboom 2. Visually identical to the older model. Available in Active Black and Joyous Bright.

Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.

The Google Pixel 7, our top pick for the best Android phone.
Photo: Ryan Whitwam

Google Pixel phones, Google Nest Thermostat, and Google Nest speakers

Google Pixel 7 Pro (Unlocked, 128 GB) — Upgrade Pick
Target deal price: $500; street price: $900

What we like: Takes the amazing Pixel 7 and adds a bigger, better OLED screen and a zoom camera—and it’s still cheaper than the competition.

Other things to know: The value isn’t quite as strong as with the Pixel 7, but is a capable phone with excellent software and five years of update support. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best Android phones.

Google Pixel 6a (Unlocked, 128 GB) — Budget Pick
Target deal price: $300; street price: $380

What we like: Previous-gen flagship processor. Latest Android software. Excellent screen. Good battery life. Camera that rivals those of phones that cost twice as much.

Other things to know: Lacks wireless charging. Cheaper build and smaller display (6.1") than Pixel 6. Pixel 7 is now available, but no 7a has been released yet. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best Android phones.

Google Nest Hub Smart Display (2nd Gen) — Also Great
Google Store deal price: $50; street price: $80

What we like: Handy digital assistant for streaming audio and video, or making video calls. Good size for a bedside table or other space where a smaller screen works well. Includes sensors to track your sleep.

Other things to know: Screen is 7 inches. Lacks a built-in camera.

Read our review of the best smart display.

What we like: Larger, crisper, and more useful display. Wide compatibility with HVAC systems. Learns heating and cooling preferences to create an optimized schedule. Works with Nest Temperature Sensors.

Other things to know: Includes extra Nest Temperature Sensor. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings. Available in three colors. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best smart thermostat.

What we like: Capable smart home device for Google Assistant users. Loud and bass-filled audio experience. Two or more speakers can be configured into a stereo pair or multi-room sound system.

Other things to know: Sound is good but nothing special. Older model. Guide writers prefer the Amazon smart device ecosystem. Add 2 to the cart for deal price.

Photo: Connie Park

Lands’ End duffle bags, Herschel backpacks, and iOttie phone car mounts

What we like: Ideal for people with shorter torsos thanks to highly adjustable, thickly padded straps. Main pack holds a week's worth of clothes and toiletries. Attached daypack has room for electronics, daily essentials, and a small laptop (in a built-in sleeve).

Other things to know: Made from tough, recycled ripstop nylon. One-year warranty. This deal requires an REI membership.

Read our review of the best travel backpack.

Herschel Classic Backpack XL — Our Pick
Herschel deal price: $31; street price: $60

What we like: Classic aesthetic and straightforward functionality. Padded mesh straps comfortable, flexible, and easy to adjust. Made of durable and water resistant polyester material.

Other things to know: No fancy laptop protection or organizational features. Wearers should beware of overloading. Select patterns and colors available $31. Other color options are available for slightly more.

Fjällräven Kånken 15" Backpack (Black) — Our Pick
Zappos deal price: $80; street price: $115

What we like: Vintage Swedish aesthetic. Roomy main compartment with padded laptop pocket. Cushioned straps. Our pick develops patina over time.

Other things to know: Heavy loads may feel uncomfortable. Lack of internal organization. Slim twin bottle pockets. Available in black.

What we like: Convenient and easy-to-use. Simple set-up. Sturdy construction. Supports most phones, on a dashboard or windshield, both vertically and horizontally.

Other things to know: Requires putting a magnet in phone case. Larger phones might slip when held horizontally. Works on the dash or windshield.

Read our review of the best car phone mount.

iOttie iTap Magnetic 2 Air Vent Mount — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $17; street price: $25

What we like: One of our top car phone mount picks. Easy to set up. Strong magnetic grip securely holds phone in a car's vent slats. Can support most phones vertically and horizontally over rough terrain.

Other things to know: Requires putting a magnetic plate on or under your phone case.

Read our review of the best car phone mount.

Segway Ninebot KickScooter F30 — Budget Pick
Amazon deal price: $500; street price: $570

What we like: Less expensive, but still capable. Around 10 mile range per charge. Lighter than other picks. Design allows for bike lock usage.

Other things to know: Weight 33 pounds with a 265 pound weight limit. Real life range is disappointing next to Segway's claimed 18 miles. 15 mph top speed.

Read our review of the best electric scooter.

Our pick for best air purifier with a slightly better looking design, the Winix AM90.
Photo: Connie Park

Blueair and Levoit air purifiers, Waterpik water flossers, and SimpliSafe security systems

Winix AM90 Air Purifier — Also Great
Winix deal price: $154; street price: $220

What we like: Also great pick for best air purifier. Exceptional performer on particulates, capturing 99.9% of the smoke in our test room in just 30 minutes on high. Contemporary design. Wi-Fi capability. Rudimentary app.

Other things to know: Available in one color (white). Higher energy consumption than our top pick. No display shutoff.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

What we like: Exposed legs and clean lines gives the sofa a mid-century modern look. Modular design allows you to expand or contract the sofa over time. Tight-weave fabric is stain-resistant and easy-to-clean. Cushions continued to look neat, tidy, and firm during testing.

Other things to know: Compact style means shorter seat heights and shallower depths. Deal price is for the Stone Gray fabric. Choose between three leg finishes. Free exchanges, or returns within 30 days. 1-year warranty. Use code BF22.

Read our review of the best sofa buying guide.

Hey Foly Sushi Fridge Magnets — Staff Favorite
Amazon deal price: $10; street price: $13

What we like: 3D magnets look strikingly like real sushi. Staff favorite. Quirky party favor or gift.

Other things to know: Includes eight different sushi magnets.

What we like: Works with Apple HomeKit without needing a hub. Can trigger it to turn on or off with any other smart-home device. Less expensive than most HomeKit-compatible bulbs.

Other things to know: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, IFTTT, and SmartThings. Narrower brightness range than our top two picks.

Read our review of the best smart LED light bulbs.

What we like: Our runner-up pick for best smart garage-door opener controller. Compatible with all leading garage-door openers made after 1993. Quick and easy to install.

Other things to know: Not directly compatible with major smart home platforms. Works with Amazon Key.

Read our review of the best smart garage door opener controller.

Brooklinen Beach Towel (2 Towels) — Our Pick
Brooklinen deal price: $88; street price: $130

What we like: Luxurious-feeling beach towel. Heavier than our classic pick. Offers maxed-out softness and absorbency. Velour face and terry weave back.

Other things to know: Measures 34 by 70 inches. Available in three vibrant patterns. Add two towels to your cart to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best beach and surf gear.

Brooklinen Pure Wool Throw Blanket — Our Pick
Brooklinen deal price: $180; street price: $239

What we like: Handsome, extra-toasty wool throw blanket. Thick but softer than any other 100% wool blanket we’ve tried in our four years of testing. Looks rustic but polished.

Other things to know: Made from animal fibers. Dry-clean-only. May not be the best choice for families with kids. Softer than other wool blankets, but still slightly scratchy.

Read our review of the best throw blankets.

What we like: Smart version of our budget pick, the Levoit 300. Can be controlled via app. Compact, but still delivers a noteworthy cleaning performance. With this sale, just $15 more than the budget pick.

Other things to know: Comes with two filters. Not the most energy-efficient for the long term. Better for smaller rooms like offices or bedrooms.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

What we like: The kids version of one of our Echo speaker picks, plus our favorite smart tabletop night-light. Echo Glow emits 16 different colors. Can also cue a countdown to bedtime. Echo Glow needs to be controlled by an Amazon Echo device, like the Echo Dot Kids.

Other things to know: Newest version of the Echo Dot Kids, choose between a dragon or an owl pattern. Includes parental controls, longer warranty (two years), and a year of Amazon Kids+ content.

Aura Mason Digital Photo Frame — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $170; street price: $200

What we like: Our top pick for the best digital photo frame. Vivid 1600×1200, 9-inch screen. Nice picture frame aesthetic. Wide range of good-looking display options. Easy to set up and give as a gift.

Other things to know: Maintains consistent audio level when playing videos. Web-based compatible services limited to Google Photos or Dropbox. Can remotely upload photos via the app or online via the website.

Read our review of the best digital photo frame.

Embark Breed Ancestry Dog DNA Test — Pick Variant
Chewy deal price: $100; street price: $120

What we like: Breed-focused variant of our top dog DNA test pick. Access to the same comprehensive breed database. Opportunity to learn a little more about your dog's breed ancestry. Excellent customer service.

Other things to know: Doesn't include a health test. Recommended if you aren't concerned about genetic-disease detection. A couple dollars shy of the lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best dog DNA test.

ThruNite Archer 2A V3 Flashlight — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $24; street price: $30

What we like: Bright and compact—the size of a Sharpie. Multiple brightness settings. Waterproof. Won't roll on flat surfaces. Will stand upright on its end. Full of features found on pricier flashlights.

Other things to know: Not rechargeable—requires AA batteries. Difficult to tell low-power mode is on in daylight. Flimsy belt clip. Not the brightest option available.

Read our review of the best flashlight.

Waterpik Ion Water Flosser — Top Pick
Best Buy deal price: $70; street price: $95

What we like: Best water flosser both in terms of cleaning and saving counter space. Unique cordless charging base is a significant upgrade. Has 10 pressure settings and comes with multiple tips of different stream widths.

Other things to know: Three-year warranty. On sale in black or white.

Read our review of the best water flossers.

Waterpik Cordless Express Water Flosser — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $31; street price: $35

What we like: A portable, cordless water flosser that’s almost as powerful as our other picks. Easily fits in a bathroom drawer between uses or suitcase for travel. Fully waterproof.

Other things to know: Single-use water reservoir. If you have hand-grip issues, a cordless water flosser may not be right for you. Deal doesn't quite match the previous low, available in white.

Read our review of the best water flossers.

What we like: A runner-up pick. Affordable and reliable system that's easy to install and use. Works with voice-control systems and offers a good selection of add-ons.

Other things to know: Optional monitoring plan is slightly cheaper than that of our top pick, but doesn’t provide video storage. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and August Smart Locks. Includes the Base Station, Keypad, Motion Sensor, Panic, three Entry Sensors, and a free SimpliCam.

Read our review of the best home security system.

What we like: Effective and low-tech teeth-whitening solution that doesn't require having to go to the dentist. Very affordable.

Other things to know: Slower than professional treatments. Results take several sessions over the course of a few weeks. Comes with 20 Professional Effects Treatments and 10 1-Hour Express Treatments. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best at-home teeth whitening kits.

Tiki BiteFighter LED String Lights — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $118; street price: $159

What we like: This 36-foot string of LED fairy lights adds three bug-repellent dispellers to control biting insects during backyard parties. Each repeller can be controlled individually. Durable rubber cord.   Things to know: Breezy conditions reduce efficacy. Hard to tell whether diffusers are on. Down to a new low.

Aura Mason Digital Photo Frame — Top Pick
Aura deal price: $170; street price: $200

What we like: Our top pick for the best digital photo frame. Vivid 1600×1200, 9-inch screen. Nice picture frame aesthetic. Wide range of good looking display options. Easy to set up and give as a gift.

Other things to know: Will remember set audio level when playing videos. Web-based compatible services limited to Google Photos or Dropbox. Can remotely upload photos via the app or online via the website.

Read our review of the best digital photo frame.

What we like: Euro-style tree with fewer, more naturalistic branches. Realistic coating of snow. Sparse foliage leaves room for more ornaments. 500 white micro LED lights illuminate the "snow" to great effect. Lights connect automatically when you stack the tree's three sections together.

Other things to know: Toggle lights via a foot pedal or included remote. Includes a metal tree stand, off-season storage bag, and protective gloves. Use code WIRECUTTER.

Read our review of the best artificial Christmas tree.

What we like: Larger, crisper, and more useful display. Wide compatibility with HVAC systems. Learns heating and cooling preferences to create an optimized schedule. Works with Nest Temperature Sensors.

Other things to know: Includes extra Nest Temperature Sensor. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings. Available in three colors. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best smart thermostat.

What we like: Affordable and reliable system. Easy to install and use. Works with voice-control systems and offers a good selection of add-ons.

Other things to know: Optional monitoring plan is slightly cheaper than that of our top pick but doesn’t provide video storage. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and August Smart Locks. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best home security system.

What we like: Excellent for curly or coarse hair. Powerful enough for heavy beards. Solid build with long handle.

Other things to know: Comes with clean and charge base. Heavier and more expensive than top pick. Uses same cartridges as Series 7 base. Costco membership required, price reflects shipping.

Read our review of the best electric razor.

What we like: Inexpensive, but still offers a timer and long-lasting rechargeable battery. Effective but quiet cleaning. Pressure sensor.

Other things to know: Down to $30 in 3 colors from Amazon. "New" 4100 charges via USB. Brush heads are more expensive than those of some of our other picks.

Read our review of the best electric toothbrush.

What we like: Identifies more AKC-registered breeds than any kit we tested. Fast results.

Other things to know: Doesn't test for health issues. Uses less genetic markers, so may not be as accurate as our top pick.

Read our review of the best dog dna test.

What we like: An easy-to-use DIY security system. Works with Amazon Alexa and other Ring devices. Offers 24/7 monitoring and 24/7 customer service. Large selection of compatible add-ons.

Other things to know: Optional Ring Protect Pro monitoring plan is $20 per month. Includes Base Station, Stick Up Cam, Keypad, Range Extender, Motion Detector, Smoke/Co Listener, and eight Contact Sensors. Costco membership required.

Read our review of the best home security system.

What we like: Good for basic smart-plug tasks. Easy to use. Affordable. Compact enough to fit behind furniture. Reliable performance.

Other things to know: Tracks time spent (in hours and minutes) using electrical devices. Compatible with most smart assistants (except Apple HomeKit). Lacks energy monitoring.

Read our review of the best plug-in smart outlet.

Echo Dot (5th Gen) with clock — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $40; street price: $50

What we like: A camera-free option for nightstands. Packs the same features as the regular Dot, with a small screen that can show the time and weather.

Other things to know: Screen can be turned off with Alexa if desired. $40 matches the low we've seen for the 5th gen.

Read our review of the best Alexa smart speakers.

What we like: Durable woven sisal lasts longer than carpet and is better for your pet than rope. Taller than other posts we tested, so your cat can stretch out.

Other things to know: First worthwhile deal on this scratching post in years.

Read our review of the best cat scratchers.

Blueair Blue Pure 211+ Auto Air Purifier — Pick Variant
Best Buy deal price: $238; street price: $340

What we like: A variant of our upgrade air purifier pick. More powerful and more energy efficient due to a new motor and filter. Auto setting adjusts fan speed to changing air-quality conditions. Perfect for larger homes and spaces.

Other things to know: We haven't tested this specific option, but we are confident it will deliver similar performance to the Blueair Blue Pure 211+.

Read our review of the best air purifier.

Google Nest Thermostat — Another Good Option
Best Buy deal price: $90; street price: $130

What we like: An inexpensive and uncomplicated option. Perfect if you don't plan on using remote temperature sensors. Pairs with the Google Nest ecosystem. Home/away feature in the Google Home app is very reliable.

Other things to know: Won't automatically learn your heating and cooling schedule. Available in four colors.

Read our review of the best smart thermostat.

What we like: Brightest and most affordable bulb we tested. Excellent colors and reliable basic features (remote, scheduling, and timers). A dollar off of last year's lowest price.

Other things to know: No special effects. Offers 1,100 lumens, the equivalent of a 75-watt bulb. Supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT. 2-pack. Store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best smart LED light bulbs.

What we like: Powerful, weighty motor. Comes with a wide variety of attachments, including ear guide combs. Grippy nonstick sleeve.

Other things to know: Larger and heavier than our top pick. Combs are not reinforced. A step above our budget pick.

Read our review of the best hair clippers for home use.

Mixbook Custom Photo Holiday Cards — Runner-Up
Mixbook deal price: $25; street price: $50

What we like: Unlike our top-pick photo card, a terrific app streamlines ordering from your phone. Free double-sided printing and no minimum excellent for smaller sends. Excellent quality.

Other things to know: Mixbook doesn't offer a service to address and mail cards. Use code BF2022 for 55% off your order. Free shipping over $49.

Read our review of the best photo book service.

Craighill Eyewear Stand — Staff Favorite
Craighill deal price: $54; street price: $68

What we like: Good gift for folks who work from home. Elevates glasses above the fray of desktop clutter. No-frills shape accommodates any frame style, with or without a nose bridge.

Other things to know: No, you're not losing it—it does look like Groucho Marx. Use code SHIP2ME for free shipping. Available in brass or stainless steel.

Read our review of the best gifts for people who work from home.

Garnet Hill Wool & Cashmere Throw Blanket — Our Pick
Garnet Hill deal price: $101; street price: $149

What we like: Elegant, super-soft, and thin (but not flimsy). Made of 95% wool and 5% cashmere. One of the warmest blankets we tested despite being lightweight. Looks chic draped over a chair or sofa.

Other things to know: Available in a wide variety of colors and patterns. Use code COZYUP. Price includes shipping.

Read our review of the best throw blankets.

What we like: No matter how much you spend on a turntable, it sounds only as good as the record does. Although you can try manual methods to clean records, using a record washer is the easiest and most effective way to do so.

Other things to know: Comes with four ounces of vinyl record cleaning fluid, one pair of record-cleaning brushes, one pair of rollers to accommodate LPs, 45s, and 78 RPMs records, and two lint-free drying cloths.

Read our review of the best record player setup for beginners.

AncestryDNA Test Kit — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $49; street price: $99

What we like: Our top pick. Makes it easy to explore your ethnic roots. Largest family-matching database. Presents test results in a clear manner with useful historical context.

Other things to know: Can’t differentiate between maternal and paternal lineages. AncestryDNA may monetize your DNA data if you opt into its research program. All DNA testing kits have privacy risks that you should take into account.

Read our review of the best DNA testing kit.

What we like: Our top pick. Sharp 2K-resolution video both day and night. 125-degree field of view. Can store data locally on microSD card or on NAS network storage. Also offers cloud storage (Eufy subscription, $30 a year) or via Apple HomeKit Secure Video.

Other things to know: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. Downgrades clips stored on NAS devices and the cloud to 1080p.

Read our review of the best indoor security camera.

Legacy Turf & Needle Original Mattress
Photo: Turf & Needle

Tuft & Needle mattresses, Nest Bedding pillows, and Parachute down comforters

What we like: Fluffy, lightweight, and very warm. Doesn't slide off the bed and is easy to wash. Keeps its loft, even after being in storage. Comes with a 1-year return policy and a 2-year warranty.

Other things to know: 700 fill power, duck down. Baffle box construction. Sale price is for the Full/Queen size, but all sizes are on sale.

Read our review of the best comforters.

Tuft & Needle Original Mattress (Queen) — Our Pick
Tuft & Needle deal price: $595; street price: $850

What we like: Our foam-mattress pick for memory-foam haters. Polyfoam top layer. Supportive under-layer. Good for restless sleepers who tend to roll around like a rotisserie chicken.

Other things to know: Not durable enough for sleepers weighing more than 200 pounds. 100-night trial period. 10-year limited warranty. Down to $595 in the Queen size, but all sizes are discounted.

Read our review of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online.

Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow (Standard) — Top Pick
Nest Bedding deal price: $75; street price: $90

What we like: Our pick for the best bed pillow. Comfortable and supportive. Moldable, customizable shredded-foam filling offers firm support for back- and side-sleepers. Longtime favorite of our testers.

Other things to know: No chemical smell like other shredded-foam pillows. Two-year warranty. Available in Standard size.

Read our review of the best bed pillows.

What we like: A longtime pick, hybrid tech combines the best components of memory foam and spring mattresses, comes with a foolproof 100-day trial period, and 10-year warranty.

Other things to know: 11-inch mattress, features over 1,000 springs and four layers of CertiPUR-US-certified memory foam. Use code WIRECUTTER to get the deal price, includes two untested down-alternative pillows free.

Read our review of the best memory foam mattresses you can buy online.

What we like: Offers a classic innerspring bounce paired with a cushy but understated Euro top. Appealing to those who want to nestle in, as opposed to feel engulfed. The most affordable innerspring mattress we’ve found that still looks and feels luxurious.

Other things to know: Doesn’t have the best motion isolation. The Luxury Firm version comes with 3-inch Euro top. Comes in thicknesses of 11½ and 14½ inches, and you have 365 nights to try it.

Read our review of the best innerspring mattresses.

What we like: A quilted cover, pocketed coils, and foamy top give this bed a pleasingly hefty hybrid feel. A crowd-pleaser when we compared it against 11 other innerspring mattresses in 2019, the Luxury Firm won votes for its billowy yet substantial feel.

Other things to know: Works for back- and stomach-sleepers as well as side-sleepers who rotate positions frequently or those who simply prefer a firmer mattress. The mattress doesn't have handles. Use code WCBFCM22.

Read our review of the best innerspring mattresses.

The Company Store Down-Free Fill Body Pillow — Top Pick
The Company Store deal price: $64; street price: $82

What we like: The best soft body pillow. Just the right amount of backspring for gentle support. Longer than most body pillows. Ideal if you like to hug a pillow at night and need only mild to medium support for your shoulders, hips, and ankles.

Other things to know: Some found it too soft. Comes with a lifetime guarantee. Use code EXCLUSIVE25, price includes shipping on orders less than $75.

Read our review of the best body pillow.

What we like: Adds coziness and comfort to your bed. Lofty and plush (if you fluff it regularly).

Other things to know: Doesn't offer the same support or pressure-point relief that some memory foam or latex toppers can provide.

Read our review of the best mattress toppers.

The Fully Jarvis Standing Desk shown with a dark bamboo top.
Photo: Michael Murtaugh

Fully standing desks and mechanical keyboards

Fully Jarvis Laminate Standing Desk — Also Great
Fully deal price: $463; street price: $579

What we like: Laminate desktop made largely from recycled wood. Seven finishes. Attractive and pleasant to work on. Lower base price than many competitors. Available in widths as narrow as 30 inches. Accommodates most people 4-foot-9 to 5-foot-11.

Other things to know: Limited height range isn't sufficient for people six feet and up. A hassle to disassemble and reassemble if you need to make a repair, but customer service is excellent. Pricing depends on your configuration; starts as low as $479.

Read our review of the best standing desks.

Keychron Q1 Mechanical Keyboard — Pick Variant
Amazon deal price: $168; street price: $200

What we like: A numpad-less variant of our upgrade pick for best mechanical keyboard. Solid aluminum case. Customizable RGB backlighting. Compatible with Windows and Mac. Full key programmability. An optional knob controls volume by default. Hot-swappable switches.

Other things to know: Available in blue, brown, and red switches. Expensive.

Read our review of the best compact mechanical keyboards.

Our budget pick for best waffle maker, the Cuisinart WMR-CA Round Classic. It makes circular-shaped waffles and has a dial on the front with five settings.
Photo: Michael Hession

Vitamix blenders, SodaStream soda makers, and KitchenAid stand mixers

What we like: Compact, affordable blender ideal for smaller kitchens with limited storage. Three speeds plus pulse setting. Easily handled three batches of smoothies in a row and two back-to-back pitchers of piña coladas during testing.

Other things to know: Pitcher is only 48 ounces. Less powerful motor than our other picks. New low price. Available in red.

Read our review of the best blender.

What we like: Makes consistently excellent, thin, crispy waffles. Compact design is perfect for small spaces.

Other things to know: Only makes one waffle at a time. Hardware feels cheaper than that of our other picks.

Read our review of the best waffle maker.

What we like: Aesthetically pleasing design. Solid build. Great for single-serving pour-over coffee (but only single-serving).

Other things to know: Small capacity and high price make it impractical for many households.

Read our review of the best electric kettle.

Vitamix 5200 Blender (Black) — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $300; street price: $480

What we like: Our top pick, offering the best performance you can get in a home blender. Powerful motor with a wide range of speeds. Sturdy plastic jar with grippy handle. Exceptional seven-year warranty. Automatic shutoff feature. Easy to clean. Can make soups and blend thicker foods without liquid spewing up the sides.

Other things to know: Expensive. Rarely goes on sale. Only available in black.

Read our review of the best blender.

Cleanblend Blender — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $158; street price: $180

What we like: An also-great pick from our guide to the best blenders. A super-powerful option that we rarely see see go on sale. Strong motor pulverizes seeds and ice to produce silkier smoothies and creamier blends.

Other things to know: Speeds aren't as nuanced as those of our top pick. Cleanblend's warranty is only five years, compared to our other picks' seven-year warranties.

Read our review of the best blender.

GIR Mini Flip Silicone Spatula — Our Pick
Amazon deal price: $8; street price: $11

What we like: Won't scratch nonstick pans. Tapered blade slides easily underneath warm cookies without breaking them. Simple to clean, with no grooves that can trap food.

Other things to know: Silicone can't beat metal for sharpness or dexterity. Clip the on-page coupon, on sale in gray.

Read our review of the best spatulas.

Vinebox 12 Nights of Wine — Our Pick
Vinebox deal price: $97; street price: $130

What we like: Sommelier-curated wine Advent calendar. Sleek, resealable test tube-style bottles contain 3 ounces of white, red, or rosé (less than the standard 5-ounce pour). Comes with card that details each wine's origins and flavors. Pretty packaging adds subtle sparkle to bar cart or counter.

Other things to know: First-time deal. Choice of Holi-Day box (more crisp and bright, six wines from Spain and six from France) or Twas-The-Night box (more bold and rich, 11 wines from Spain, one from Italy).

Read our review of the best advent calendars.

Anthropologie Tiled Margot Monogram Mug — Staff Favorite
Anthropologie deal price: $10; street price: $14

What we like: A fancy and personalized gift for $10. Could make a great group present. Gilded French bistro tile-work design. Dishwasher-safe.

Other things to know: Not microwave-safe. Price reflects in cart. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best Mother’s Day gifts under $50.

Thermapen ONE Thermometer — Upgrade Pick
ThermoWorks deal price: $74; street price: $104

What we like: The fastest and most accurate instant-read thermometer we tested. Rotating screen with a bright backlight. Offers a huge temperature range and serious waterproofing.

Other things to know: Expensive and only really necessary for cooking projects that demand instant, to-the-degree accuracy. Deal price includes $5 shipping.

Read our review of the best meat thermometers.

Beast Blender — Upgrade Pick
Beast deal price: $132; street price: $165

Beast Blender — Upgrade Pick
Crate & Barrel deal price: $132; street price: $165

What we like: Worth the upgrade if you make smoothies daily or want a blender that's a little nicer to use and look at. Quiet yet powerful motor. Streamlined, sculptural design. Made the smoothest purees in our tests.

Other things to know: Works with different jar sizes. Available in Carbon Black, Pebble Grey, and Cloud White. Includes a 3-year warranty.

Read our review of the best personal blender.

What we like: More capacity and power than top pick. Easy to use and clean. Sturdy build that stands the test of time.

Other things to know: Best Buy variant. Trades more power for heavier frame. Large counter footprint. Includes flat beater, power knead spiral dough hook, and stainless steel wire whip. Sign up for a free My Best Buy membership to get the sale price.

Read our review of the best stand mixer.

What we like: Our top pick since 2013. Sturdy machine that mixes without straining. Easy to use and clean, built to last. One of the quietest mixers we tested.

Other things to know: Refurbished model. Includes a flat beater, dough hook, and 6-wire whip. Available in multiple colors.

Read our review of the best stand mixer.

What we like: Chock-full of tangy, crunchy, and sweet shelf-stable delights. Each snack is thoughtfully chosen. Included booklet explains where each item comes from, its significance, and potential allergens. Has something for many palates.

Other things to know: Includes 22 individually wrapped Japanese snacks, candies, and tea. No option to include a gift message. Use code WIRECUTTER10. Ships from Japan, price includes shipping.

Read our review of the best gift baskets.

What we like: Atlas sources its coffee beans from countries all over the world, including Peru, Rwanda, and Papua New Guinea, and each bag includes a postcard with fun facts about the country’s coffee industry. One of the best coffee subscriptions.

Other things to know: Use coupon code WCCYBERWEEK to get your first bag of coffee for $3 plus free shipping. Select the single bag option when setting up your subscription. For first time subscribers.

Read our review of the best coffee subscriptions.

Fly By Jing Lucky 88 Spice Lovers Set — Staff Favorite
Fly By Jing deal price: $55; street price: $110

What we love: A collection of supple dried chilis, fragrant Sichuan peppercorns, and variety of umami-rich sauces and toppings that will recharge anyone's cooking routine or inspire a completely new one.

Other things to know: Comes with Sichuan Chili Crisp, Zhong Sauce, Mala Spice Mix, 3-Year Aged Doubanjiang, Tribute Pepper, Erjingtiao Chili, Digital Chengdu Guide and Recipe book, and Taste Different Magazine Vol. 1.

Read our review of the best gift baskets.

What we like: Another good set of nonstick pans we speak well of in our guide. Very similar to the All-Clad B1 set we recommend. Thick, sturdy, works with induction, and an excellent value.

Other things to know: Has the classic All-Clad stick handles that are angled upward. The sides of the pan are more upright. Comes with one 8-inch and one 10-inch pan.

Read our review of the best nonstick pan.

GIR Mini Best Tool Set, Sprinkle — Staff Favorite
Amazon deal price: $22; street price: $32

What we like: Set includes slightly smaller versions of some of our GIR favorites: a spatula, a "spoonula," a flipper, a whisk. Comfortable to hold. A joy to use. Likely to last for years.

Other things to know: Set includes a squishy measuring cup to store the tools. Clip the on-page coupon to get the deal price.

Read our review of the best gifts for 7-year-olds.

What we like: Our pick for best tumbler. Slim, powder-coated stainless steel. Fits easily in hands and cup holders. Multiple colors. Dishwasher safe.

Other things to know: Lid is closeable but not completely leakproof. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping charges.

Read our review of the best tumbler.

Photo: Amazon

Graco car seats, Baby Jogger strollers, and Stokke Tripp Trapp high chairs

Stokke Tripp Trapp High Chair — Upgrade Pick
Amazon deal price: $240; street price: $300

What we like: Our upgrade high chair pick. Suitable for 6-month-olds through the end of childhood. Especially suitable for preschoolers. Configurable a dozen ways. Attractive solid wood construction.

Other things to know: Pricey. Removing the safety harness for cleaning requires a screwdriver. Available in a few colors.

Read our review of the best high chairs.

Obermeyer Thumbs Up Mittens — Staff Favorite
REI deal price: $20; street price: $25

What we like: Cozy mittens for snowy days, recommended by our outdoor-school teacher experts. Waterproof, durable, and cushioned. Great for younger kids.

Other things to know: Available in black and white, in multiple sizes. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees.

Hape All Season House (Furnished) — Staff Favorite
Amazon deal price: $119; street price: $160

What we like: Bright, gender-neutral dollhouse. Open on all sides, with solid wood construction, and a child-safe paint finish.

Other things to know: More accessory sets can be purchased separately. Not the lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best gifts for 3-year-olds.

Lego Succulents 10309 — Staff Favorite
Amazon deal price: $40; street price: $50

What we like: Can be built as one central bunch or separated into individual "pots." Satisfying to put together. Breathes life into a windowless room.

Other things to know: Lego isn't just for kids! Deal matches previous low price.

Read our expert opinion on why Lego isn’t just for kids.

West Elm Bottlebrush Advent Calendar — Staff Favorite
West Elm deal price: $68; street price: $85

What we like: Customizable and reusable. Teensy drawers are the perfect size for a small token, piece of candy, or slip of paper containing a quote. Customizing and refilling a blank calendar can become a new tradition.

Other things to know: Comes unpainted and preassembled. We recommend filling the vessels with tea from Harney & Sons, candles from Keap, or chocolate from La Maison du Chocolat.

Read our review of the best our favorite Advent calendars.

Fisher-Price Jumperoo Baby Jumper — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $80; street price: $105

What we like: This is the safest jumper we found, and the only one that lets babies activate music and lights as they leap. Durable enough to last through multiple kids.

Other things to know: The AAP’s National Health and Safety Performance Standards recommend using jumpers only for a maximum of 15 minutes at a time, twice a day at most.

Read our review of the best baby bouncers and rockers.

What we like: Thick, smooth paste with 12.8% zinc oxide. Easy to apply, gives great protection, and lasts all night.

Other things to know: Cream that's predominantly zinc oxide and/or petroleum jelly helps to keep out unnecessary moisture.

What we like: The Kids version of the Kindle improves on the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite’s great display, adjustable color temperature, even lighting, and waterproofing with a cover.

Other things to know: The Kids edition of the Paperwhite is identical to the standard Kindle but comes with a case, a two-year warranty (versus the standard’s one-year), and no ads, for only a little more.

Read our review of the best ebook reader.

Amazon Echo Show 5 Kids (2nd Gen) — Pick Variant
Amazon deal price: $40; street price: $60

What we like: A kid-friendly version of our smaller Alexa smart display pick. Can play videos, help with homework, narrate bedtime stories, and make video calls to approved contacts. Comes in a fun, brightly colored finish.

Other things to know: Includes parental controls like built-in camera shutter and microphone/camera off button. Longer 2-year warranty. Comes with a year of Amazon Kids+ content (typically $4.99/month).

Read our review of the best smart display.

Britax B-Lively Stroller (Raven) — Runner-Up
Amazon deal price: $128; street price: $250

What we like: Runner up for best stroller. Large, convenient rear pockets. Ample, easily accessible underseat storage. Three-wheeled design. Good handling and maneuverability. Easy-to-use recline.

Other things to know: Only compatible with Britax and BOB car seats. Weighs more than our top pick. Is a bit less convenient to collapse. New low price. Available in the Raven color.

Read our review of the best strollers.

Maxi-Cosi Iora Bedside Bassinet — Upcoming Pick
Amazon deal price: $189; street price: $270

What we like: Upcoming pick for those seeking an adjustable bedside bassinet with storage. Stylish. Roomy. Adjustable vertically and horizontally. Handy lower shelf for storage.

Other things to know: Mesh sides do not drop down for co-sleeping.

Read our review of the best co-sleepers and bassinets.

Graco TurboBooster LX Booster Seat — Runner-Up
Target deal price: $50; street price: $80

What we like: Safe, comfortable, and convenient to use. Narrow footprint, two cupholders. Converts to backless. Great for the price. First deal we've seen since 2019.

Other things to know: Has hook-style LATCH connectors, which are the least user-friendly LATCH connectors (annoying if you plan to move the seat regularly).

Read our review of the best booster car seats.

What we like: Does a superior job of keeping your child rear-facing longer—and it’s straightforward to install and use.

Other things to know: Passenger rear-facing from 4 to 50 pounds. Passenger forward-facing from 22 to 65 pounds, up to 49 inches tall. RedCard holders save an extra 5%.

Read our review of the best convertible car seats.

An Eiffel Tower sculpture drawn in bright colors with a 3D pen.
While drawing an Eiffel Tower sculpture during testing, we found the 3Doodler Create provided the best overall drawing experience. Photo: Signe Brewster

Melissa & Doug toys, Lego Advent calendars, and Schwinn tricycles

It’s gift-giving season, and many people are looking for presents for little ones. We’re seeing excellent pricing on some of our favorite expert-vetted toys that will grow with a child (because we never want you to spend money on junk). We’re also rounding up a complete list of the best toy and game deals we find.

3Doodler Create+ 3D Pen — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $39; street price: $75

What we like: Our top pick. Provides the best combination of comfort, price, and customization of any pen we tried. Draws clean lines of plastic that harden right away.

Other things to know: Ability to purchase extra tips in different sizes. You have to use 3Doodler’s proprietary filament. The 5.9-foot cord feels a bit short. Excellent customer service. New low price.

Read our review of the best 3d pen.

Schwinn Roadster 12-inch Trike — Also Great
Amazon deal price: $84; street price: $120

What we like: Fast and fun to ride. Stylish, shiny build. Low, Big Wheel style. Air-filled tires provide a bike-like riding experience. Low center of gravity prevents tips.

Other things to know: Lacks the push bar of our other options. Bigger kids can hit their knees on handlebars. Heavy, at 17 pounds.

Read our review of the best tricycles.

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $59; street price: $80

What we like: Wooden construction. Great outlet for creativity. Colorful design.

Other things to know: Testers found individual puppets may get more use than the theater itself.

Read our review of the best gifts for 3-year-olds.

What we like: Intuitive interface that better reflects how people watch video in 2022. Useful remote, voice search capabilities, and 4K HDR video support (including Dolby Vision).

Other things to know: Select store pickup to avoid shipping fees. Comes with with a Funko Pop figure of Eleven with Eggos from Stranger Things.

Read our review of the best media streaming devices.

What we like: A novel way to entertain your kids (that doesn't involve the TV). Crafting subscription box is a great option for unleashing creativity.

Other things to know: Our pick for preschoolers. Comes with three activities each month. Everything you need is right in the box. Use promo code PREVIEW for discount on first box.

Read our review of the best kids craft subscription boxes.

Lego Star Wars Advent 2022 Calendar — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $36; street price: $45

What we like: Fun for kids. A good alternative to sweets. Makes a festive holiday display when finished.

Other things to know: Save instructions for easier rebuilding. Includes Clone Trooper Commander, Battle Droid, C-3PO (Holiday), Darth Vader (Holiday), Snowtrooper, Luke Skywalker, Gonk Droid, and R2-D2 (Holiday) figures.

Read our review of the best Advent calendars.

Lego Bonsai Tree — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50

What we like: A great introductory build from Lego's Botanical Collection, part of Lego's portfolio of designs for grown-ups. Can build using classic green leaves, or beautiful pink cherry blossoms. Easily customizable with different leaf and bloom types.

Other things to know: Trunk can be a bit unsteady during building. 878 pieces.

Read our review of Lego flowers.

Moukey MTs10-2 Karaoke Machine — Runner-Up
Amazon deal price: $184; street price: $240

What we like: Runner up pick for best karaoke machine. Better-sounding speaker than our top pick, the Tonor K20 Wireless Karaoke Machine. Easy to stream songs via Bluetooth, aux-in port, USB drive, or microSD card. Speaker displays a dynamic LED light show. Convenient built-in mic holders.

Other things to know: Mics don't sound as crisp as those of our top pick. Some added features can be confusing to operate. Clip the on-page coupon.

Read our review of the best karaoke machines.

AllCornhole GameChanger Cornhole Bags (Set of 8) — Our Pick
AllCornhole deal price: $104; street price: $141

What we like: Our pick and favorite of many professional players. Hit targets more than any bag we tested. Comfortable. Rounded corners with loose fill.

Other things to know: Dual-textured surface. Hard to do trick shots with. Too slippery for some. Use code BLACKFRIDAY22 for deal price.

Read our review of the best gear for cornhole.

The Oral-B Pro 1000, with white brush handle and white brush head.
Photo: Connie Park

Fitbit fitness trackers, Peloton bikes, and Gaiam yoga mats

What we like: Staff favorite suspension straps for bodyweight resistance training. Affix to anchors like a tree or door frame. Portable. Rolls up for easy storage.

Other things to know: Includes a 30-day free trial to TRX Training Club.

Peloton Bike — Our Pick
Amazon deal price: $1145; street price: $1445

What we like: Smooth and sturdy ride. Community emphasis. Engaging instructors.

Other things to know: Requires subscription for full functionality. Adjusts easily but smaller riders may struggle finding a perfect fit.

Read our review of the Peloton bike.

Bowflex C6 Bike — Our Pick
Bowflex deal price: $700; street price: $1000

What we like: Identical to the Schwinn IC4. LCD console displays a full suite of metrics. Bluetooth connectivity allows the bike to connect to eight different cycling apps and a heart-rate monitor. Adaptable, functional, and offers a smooth ride.

Other things to know: Nautilus owns both Schwinn and Bowflex. Includes two 3-pound dumbbells. 10-year warranty for the frame, 3-years for the parts, and 1-year for any repairs requiring a technician.

Read our review of the best exercise bikes.

Gaiam Performance Dry-Grip Yoga Mat — Runner-Up
Amazon deal price: $47; street price: $55

What we like: Our pick if you have a latex allergy or dislike the smell of rubber. Comparable traction, support, and cushioning to our two top picks, but without the latex.

Other things to know: Made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Emits an odor in the beginning. In our tests, odor faded after a few days but didn’t disappear completely.

Read our review of the best yoga mats.

The Mirror — Staff Favorite
The Mirror deal price: $795; street price: $1600

What we like: 52¼ by 21-inch smart mirror. Potential replacement for studio fitness classes and boutique gym memberships. Nearly seamless user experience. Classes streamed via app. Supports internal and external music streaming services.

Other things to know: New low. $39/month subscription required (up to six household members can share). Must be installed with stand or wall mount. $250 installation fee available at checkout if you don't want to self-install. First deal we've seen this year.

Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $100; street price: $130

What we like: Easy to use and navigate menus. Reliably detects, identifies, and starts recording workouts after about 10 minutes of activity. Built-in GPS and solid battery life.

Other things to know: Getting to be an older option at this point. No tracker perfectly recorded every metric it attempted in our testing.

Read our review of the best fitness trackers.

What we like: Upcoming top pick. Has Google’s latest Wear OS 3 software paired with Samsung’s One UI interface, plus all the apps and watch faces in the Google Play Store. Offers impressive health tracking with automatic workout detection, ECG, SpO2, and stress analysis.

Other things to know: Lacks the rotating bezel of the older Galaxy Watch4 Classic, and it comes in just one, minimalist style. New low.

Read our review of the best smartwatch for Android phones.

Loop Experience Earplugs — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $23; street price: $30

What we like: Our top pick for the best earplugs for concerts. Offers the best noise protection of any non-custom ear plugs we tested. Comfortable, universal fit. Discreet design.

Other things to know: Blocks out noise without muffling sound. Available in four colors. Down to a new low price.

Read our review of the best earplugs for concerts.

Black Diamond Sprinter 500 Headlamp — Also Great
Black Diamond deal price: $60; street price: $80

What we like: Also great pick for best headlamp. Head-and-taillight-laden model. Lightweight. Comfortable. Secure. Front light is stronger than our top pick (which is plenty bright enough) and brighter than on previous Sprinter versions.

Other things to know: You’ll need to charge the headlamp every few days, but we used it for 13-plus hours without a problem.

Read our review of the best headlamp.

Photo: Coleman

Coleman camping stoves, Rumpl puffy blankets, and Tiki smokeless firepits

Marmot Tungsten 4-Person Tent — Runner-Up
REI deal price: $280; street price: $380

What we like: Runner-up pick with nearly 60 square feet of floor space. Roomy, well-ventilated interior. Two large vestibules. Shields from multidirectional wind and rain. Anti-abrasion footprint.

Other things to know: May partially collapse under high winds without proper extra reinforcing during setup.

Read our review of the best camping tents.

What we like: Also great pick for hikers who like the fit of trail running shoes. Lightweight, flexible, added toe protection. Ankle support. Easy to put on, remove, and flex your foot in.

Other things to know: Slightly longer break-in time. Tends to run small—order a half to a full size up. Doesn't match previous lows, but a solid discount. Available in Carbon/Topaz.

Read our review of the best hiking boots.

What we like: For hikers who prefer the fit of trail running shoes. Solid underfoot support without added weight. Easier to put on, remove, and flex your feet in than with our other hiking boot picks.

Other things to know: Run a bit small, so order a half to a full size up from your street shoe size. Doesn't match previous lows, but still a solid discount. Available in Black/Clay and Black/Yellow color combinations.

Read our review of the best hiking boots.

What we like: Pleasant to sit under. Consistent in a variety of winds. Easily transportable in a small carrying case. Simple to set up. Doesn't obscure the view.

Other things to know:  7" by 7.5" 4-pole configuration. The arms stretch out an extra 3 feet in every direction, taking up a lot of room. Possible effect of consistent sun exposure on the durability of the spandex. 1-year warranty.

Read our review of the best beach umbrella.

Tiki Fire Pit — Our Pick
Amazon deal price: $277; street price: $400

What we like: Gentler, less-industrial design than most models. Easy to clean. Cover fits well when not in use.

Other things to know: Like all smokeless fire pits, it won't radiate much heat on a cool evening. New low price.

Read our review of the best smokeless fire pits.

Rumpl Original Puffy Blanket — Runner-Up
Amazon deal price: $74; street price: $100

What we like: Our runner-up puffy blanket for staying cozy outdoors. Densely-knit construction with quick-drying nylon shell. Recycled material stuffing. Durable and stain resistant.

Other things to know: Stiffer, less packable, less breathable, and heavier than our top pick. Available in multiple colors/patterns.

Read our review of the best puffy blanket.

Saris Bones EX 3-Bike Rack Carrier — Also Great
REI deal price: $208; street price: $250

What we like: Versatile, sturdy design. Adjusts to fit almost any vehicle. Lightweight. Easy to install. Folds up tightly for storage.

Other things to know: Not compatible with pickup trucks. May scratch car's finish.

Read our review of the best bike racks and carriers for cars and trucks.

A side view of a person holding the Ridgid 18-Volt drill.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Worx string trimmers, Werner step ladders, and cordless drill driver kits

What we like: Our new subcompact drill pick. Offers 18-volt power in a 12-volt size. Performed great in our tests. Has enough power for more substantial DIY projects.

Other things to know: Had a harder time with continuous drilling than our more powerful 18- and 20-volt recommendations.

Read our review of the best drill.

What we like: Lightweight, with a full assortment of ergonomic adjustments. Great on grass and comes with a small set of wheels, which adjust to convert the trimmer into an edger and even a very small mini-mower. Quieter than competitors.

Other things to know: Not as powerful as our other picks, but it’s a great fit for small lawns.

Read our review of the best string trimmers.

Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station — Top Pick
Amazon deal price: $770; street price: $1,100

What we like: Our top pick portable power station. Offers higher battery capacity for a reasonable price. Will keep a laptop or CPAP machine running all day or night. Easy-to-read screen. Plenty of ports to choose from (including AC, USB-A, and USB-C). Sturdy, rugged build. Light enough for the average adult to safely lift and carry.

Other things to know: Won't be able to power high-draw devices. Two-year warranty. Matches low, use code FRIDAY30.

Read our review of the best portable power station.

What we like: Perfect for smaller tasks, like inflating an air mattress, running a fan, or charging devices. Just as well-built and versatile as its more-powerful siblings, but significantly cheaper and lighter. Good space-conscious power source.

Other things to know: Features two AC outlets, two USB-A ports, and a USB-C port. Matches previous deals we've seen. Use code FRIDAY30.

Read our review of the best portable power station.

A person wearing a purple jansport Fifth Ave Fanny Pack.
Photo: Sarah Kobos

Fanny packs, Hanna Andersson pajamas, Hill House Home nap dresses, and Nike sneakers

JanSport Fifth Ave Fanny Pack — Budget Pick
Amazon deal price: $14; street price: $20

What we like: Budget pick fanny pack. Functional, well-organized, and decent-looking. Company known for hard-wearing gear.

Other things to know: Narrow strap dug into the waists of some of our panelists. Less internal organization than our other picks. Black color is down to $14.

Read our review of the best fanny packs.

Athleta Salutation Jogger — Our Pick
REI deal price: $44; street price: $89

What we like: Stretchy, comfortable, and chic pants we recommend for new moms. Wide waistband. Multiple color and size options.

Other things to know: Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees. Deal available in black and black camo.

Read our review of the best gifts for new moms.

What we like: Very soft wardrobe staple that nearly made it into our lineup of top picks. Feels cool and gently supportive during activities, yet comfy enough for relaxing.

Other things to know: Available in navy or black, in sizes XS to XL. Discount applies in-cart. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees. REI members get free shipping.

Read our review of the best leggings.

What we like: Comfortable, budget-friendly pick. Stretchy and wireless like a bralette. Adjustable straps. Lightly lined structured cups. Hidden seams. No clasps. Flattering for most body types.

Other things to know: Pull-on style sacrifices a more precise fit. Might not be supportive enough for heavier breasts. Available in four colors and a range of sizes. Opt for ship to store to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best most comfortable bras.

Brooklinen Waffle Robe — Our Pick
Brooklinen deal price: $75; street price: $90

What we like: A soft and spongy, honeycombed-textured waffle that feels thick and warm while still being lightweight. Most luxurious and generously sized robe we tested.

Other things to know: Not as plush as terry cloth. Arms can be overly long, but can be rolled up or hemmed.

Read our review of the best robes.

What we like: Comfortable and sturdy. Complement a variety of face shapes. Lifetime warranty, a rare perk for under-$20 shades.

Other things to know: Some variants don't have polarized lenses, so double-check before buying. Multiple colors on sale. Amazon Lightning Deal.

Read our review of the best cheap sunglasses.

Helly Hansen Moss Rain Coat — Our Pick
Amazon deal price: $83; street price: $110

What we like: Protective mid-thigh length. Attractive style and price. Keeps your bum and thighs dry. Our top pick.

Other things to know: Not as size-inclusive as our other picks. Only coat we recommend that can’t go in the dryer.

Read our review of the best rain jackets and raincoats.

What we like: Comfortable, budget-friendly pick. Stretchy and wireless like a bralette. Adjustable straps and lightly lined, structured cups. Hidden seams and no clasps ensures it lays flat. Flattering for most body types.

Other things to know: Pull-on style sacrifices a more precise fit. Might not be supportive enough for those with heavier boobs. Available in four colors and a range of sizes. Opt for ship to store to avoid shipping fees.

Read our review of the best bras.

What we like: High quality, 100% Mongolian cashmere. Double-sided slit modernizes the silhouette. Outstanding fit for many body types. Appropriate for a range of occasions.

Other things to know: Available in range of sizes. Rust color also on sale. Use code BLACKFRIDAY40. Lowest price we've seen.

Read our review of the best little black dresses.

What we like: Classic Oxford button-up shirt. Lightweight. Comfortable. Comes in several cuts for a more-precise fit. Wide array of colors and prints.

Other things to know: Thinner fabric is better for warm weather or layering. Use code CYBER. Free shipping with J.Crew Rewards membership (free to join). Deeper discount on select colors.

Read our review of the best men’s button-up shirts.

Hanna Andersson Adult Long Johns In Organic Cotton — Top Pick
Hanna Andersson deal price (Top): $23; street price: $33
Hanna Andersson deal price (Pant): $23; street price: $33

What we like: Colorful and comfortable. Mix-and-match. Body-hugging design. Thick, warm fabric. Generous sizing. Options for whole family.

Other things to know: New low. Available in select colors and patterns. Free shipping. Top in Fjord/Out of the Blue pattern is more deeply discounted at $18, all others $23. Matching pants also on sale.

Read our review of the best pajamas.

Primary Signature Kids Organic PJs — Our Pick
Primary deal price (Top): $11 with code GEARUP; street price: $32
Primary deal price (Pant): $11 with code GEARUP; street price: $32
Primary deal price (Short): $11 with code GEARUP; street price: $32

What we like: Good cheap option for when kids grow out of clothes quickly. Soft and sensory-friendly. Wide variety of colors. Sold as separates for mixing and matching.

Other things to know: Use code GEARUP. Deal roughly translates to $13 for a top and a bottom set but you can get pieces individually around $7 each. Kids sizes 2-14.

Read our review of the best kids pajamas.

What we like: Can serve as a handheld accessory or organizer tucked into larger purses or totes. Comes with card slots. Snap-pouch great for coins or earbuds. Soft leather wears impressively.

Other things to know: Available in four versatile neutral shades. Choose between large and small fonts in 11 different colors and up to eight characters for personalizing. Use code OHJOY and Madewell Insider membership (free to join) to get deal price.

Read our review of the best personalized gifts.

What we like: High neck and puff sleeves are sweet but with an edge. Invokes a girlish, Virgin Suicides look. Can be worn as a nightgown around the house or doubles as a beach coverup.

Other things to know: Available in Sheer White Swiss Dot in sizes XS-XXL. Can be worn off-the-shoulder. Pregnancy and breastfeeding friendly. Use code 30FORYOU, price includes shipping.

Read our review of the best nightgowns.

What we like: A great value for what you get. Flattering design. Self packable design allows for easy storage. Velcro wrist cuffs. Repels water well, even after machine-washing.

Other things to know: Cheap-feeling zipper. Lack of placket can lead to seeping water. Better-suited to light rainy days. Available in Static Blue in sizes S-XL.

Read our review of the best rain jackets and raincoats.

Blenders Sydney sunglasses (2 Pairs) — Our Pick
Blenders deal price: $55; street price: $98

What we like: Distinct from Wayfarer-style sunglasses with tall lenses, squarish shape, and keyhole nose bridge. Minimal branding. High-quality feel. Lightweight, comfortable.

Other things to know: 45-day return policy and one-year warranty. Add two pairs to your cart to get one free. Multiple colors available. Price includes shipping.

Read our review of the best cheap sunglasses.

When does Black Friday end?

Technically, Black Friday is today, Nov 25. But we’ve been seeing select “Black Friday” deals worth your time for a few weeks now. The sales tend to keep going through Thanksgiving weekend, although we may not see quite as many worthwhile deals on Saturday and Sunday as we do on Friday. (Don’t forget that Saturday is also known as “Small Business Saturday” to encourage shoppers to look beyond the big-box players.) Cyber Monday is on Nov 28, and by Tuesday the sales frenzy calms down.

When is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday always occurs on the Monday after Thanksgiving, meaning Cyber Monday 2022 officially kicks off on November 28. Official Cyber Monday sales often launch shortly after Black Friday sales end, and only rarely are they better than Black Friday’s offerings. In fact, we’re already seeing some deals that are lower than last year’s Cyber Monday prices.

Will Cyber Monday deals be better than Black Friday deals?

Traditionally, we’ve found that if a better deal does surface on Cyber Monday, it’s only going to shave a couple more bucks off an item’s price—an additional savings that may not be worth the worry should the item run out of stock. And with the inventory issues of the past couple years, we think that if you see a Black Friday deal first on something you need or want, you should buy it as soon as you can.

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